U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton:
is visiting a police station in Mexico’s capital in a show of support for authorities caught up in a struggle with powerful drug cartels. She also is ready to have a discussion with university students in Monterrey about U.S.-Mexican relations in general as she continues a brief tour which started with a pledge to stand with Mexico in the fight against drug-related crime. “The criminals and kingpins spreading violence are trying to corrode the foundations of law, order, friendship and trust between the United States and Mexico “will fail.”
She said the White House would seek an additional $80 million to help Mexico buy Blackhawk helicopters in addition to a three-year, $1.4 billion Bush administration-era program to support Mexico’s anti-crime and drug efforts.
A day before Clinton arrived in Mexico City, the Obama administration pledged to send more money, technology and manpower to secure the border in the Southwest U.S. and help Mexico battle the cartels.